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A number of state, district and local political offices will be listed on the Nov. 3 ballots for Franklin Parish voters.

As qualifying ended July 24, only one constable district and one justice of the peace district drew multiple opponents while no one qualified for Justice of the Peace District 3. 

Republicans Daniel Fuller, of Delhi, and Errol “Pat” Guyton, of Crowville, will be vying for Justice of the Peace District 1 position.

Republican Matthew Hollis, of Winnsboro, and Debra Williamson, of Baskin, qualified for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 2 seat.

Williamson switched her party affiliation after qualifying July 23. She initially qualified Democrat, but on July 24 Williamson reversed course and registered as no party, according to Franklin Parish Clerk of Court documents.

Williamson’s move may have been contrary to Louisiana Election Code.

According to Code R.S. 18:463 (A), “No candidate shall change or add his political party designation, for purposes of printing on the election ballot as required by R.S. 18:551 (D), after he has qualified for the election.”

An attempt by The Franklin Sun to reach Williamson for comment was unsuccessful.

Joshua Dean, a Republican from Baskin, was the only candidate qualifying for the Justice of the Peace District 2 seat, and Chris Hunt of Gilbert was the sole candidate qualifying for the Justice of the Peace District 5 position.

Joe “Joey” Graves Jr., from Wisner, was the only candidate qualifying for the Justice of the Peace District 6 position.

Republican Rebecca Drane Roberts, of Wisner, was the single qualifying candidate for Justice of the Peace District 7 while Libertarian Kevin Paul Carroll of Winnsboro solely qualified for Justice of the Peace District 8.

In the Constable Justice of the Peace District 1 position, James Lee Busby, a Republican from Winnsboro, was the only qualifying candidate.

Jessica Allen-Sinclair, a Winnsboro Republican, was the only candidate qualifying for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 3 seat.

Carey McCoy, of Gilbert, qualified for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 5 position, and Danny Richardson, also of Gilbert, qualified for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 6 seat.

The only candidate qualifying for the Constable Justice of the Peace District 7 office was Larry Roberts, an Independent from Wisner while Timothy Washington, of Winnsboro, solely qualified for Constable Justice of the Peace District 8.

Three men are running for the Gilbert Chief of Police position.

Acting Chief of Police Alvie Vick, a Republican, Justin Barfield, an Independent, and “Bill” Ezell have qualified for the position which was left vacant after the death of former Chief of Police Wesley Ezell.

Qualifying last week as candidates for U.S. Senator, 5th Congressional District U.S. Representatives, 4th Supreme Court District Associate Justice, District 5 PSC, 5th Judicial District Court, Div. A, B and C and 5th Judicial District Attorney were:

U.S. Senator

Beryl Billiot, Kentwood

John Paul Bourgeois, Gretna

“Bill” Cassidy, Baton Rouge

Reno Jean Daret III, Metairie

Derrick “Champ” Edwards, Harvey

“Xan” John, Lafayette

David Drew Knight, New Orleans

M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza, Ponchatoula

Jamar Montgomery, Shreveport

Dustin Murphy, Eros

Adrian Perkins, Shreveport

Antoine Pierce, Baton Rouge

Melinda Mary Price, Luling

Aaron C. Sigler, Hammond

Peter Wenstrup, New Orleans

5th Congressional District U.S. Representative

Sandra “Candy” Christophe, Alexandria

Allen Guillory Sr., Opelousas

Lance Harris, Alexandria

“Matt” Hasty, Pineville

Jesse P. Lagarde, Amite

Martin Lemelle Jr., Ruston

Luke J. Letlow, Start

“Scotty” Robinson, West Monroe

Phillip Snowden, Monroe

4th Supreme Court District - Associate Justice Supreme Court

Shannon Gremillion, Alexandria

Jay McCallum, Farmerville

PSC District 5

Foster Campbell, Bossier City

Shane Smiley, Monroe

Scotty Waggoner, West Monroe

5th Judicial District Court Judge, Div. A

Clay Hamilton, Oak Grove

5th Judicial District Court Judge, Div. B

Will Rhymes Barham, Rayville

5th Judicial District Court Judge, Div. C

Stephen G. “Steve” Dean, Winnsboro

5th Judicial District Court District Attorney

Penny Douciere, Rayville

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